Slavery In American Society

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Slavery was a central topic during the infancy of the United States which eventually led to a Civil war. Slavery dominated the south, shaping it both economically and culturally. Slavery was not a minor aspect of American society. Initially, America ideology of freedom was equality for all to include blacks. However, by 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the United State and in the south they made up 1/3 of the population. Even the founding fathers owned slaves although they viewed slavery as a necessary evil. Jefferson Who owned more than a hundred slaves, once wrote “As it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in once scale and self-preservation in the other.” The belief that justice
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